What Support for a Public Plan?
Covering the debate in Congress over whether a government-run health program should created under President Barack Obama’s health care plan, the Associated Press’ Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar asserts on September 25th:
The public option continues to enjoy broad support in opinion polls.
Alonso-Zaldivar then completely fails to actually cite any polling data to back up this claim. To better inform his readers, Alonso-Zaldivar ought to check out the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted Spetember 17-20 by Democrat Peter Hart and Republican Bill McInturff.
They asked 1,005 adults: “Would you favor or oppose creating a public health care plan administered by the federal government that would compete directly with private health insurance companies?”
The American people opposed the public plan 48% - 46%. That is compared to July when Americans supported the idea 46% to 44%.
Alonso-Zaldivar needs to update his public opinion facts.